Murray: The First British Man To Win Wimbledon in 77 Years!

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(Photo: Lisa Watkins/Wimbledon Museum)

I know I’m a little late on this post, but I can not forget how exciting this moment was when Andy Murray conquered the number 1 player in the world Novak Djokovic in three straight sets. I woke up to make sure I didn’t miss this match because I knew that Murray had a pretty damn good chance to take the championship. As the commentators let on during the start of the broadcast, Murray has a way of stressing out his fans by flirting with losing. Sounds like my favorite hockey team, the Chicago Blackhawks, I like to call them the comeback kings sometimes because the game is never over for those guys until the last horn. Even though I would have liked Murray to just win the championship easily I knew that the fact he had to face Djokovic would be the real test to see if he could really come out on top. Also, why would I want to suck all the entertainment of sports that way? Crazy, huh? I guess I just thought I would give my heart a break (Demi Lovato style) since I had high blood pressure throughout the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

In true Djokovic fashion, Djokovic definitely played his heart out. He had his moments where he was outplayed by Murray, but Djokovic undoubtedly challenged Murray. Murray took the first set fairly easily, but Djokovic wasn’t going to go down without a fight. As the public now knows, the match lasted three hours and it was only three sets! In the second set Murray was down 1-4, but miraculously came back to take the set. Djokovic definitely tried to turn in on in the third set to avoid losing the match. The third set started to resemble the second set, but in favor of Djokovic. For a while it seemed as though Djokovic had a real chance to take the set. There was no doubt in my mind that the possibility of going into five sets was plausible. But, Murray fought his way back to the top and eventually winning the championship.

So many British people were watching all over London and the rest of England to witness this amazing achievement. Murray was still in disbelief after having been the winner for half  an hour, but it is understandable. How would you feel to be the one to end a championship drought? To think, the British man Wimbledon champion drought was almost as long as that of the Chicago Cubs with the World Series. Okay well with a difference of about thirty plus years.

Anyway, congratulations times a million to Andy Murray. I knew he would do it and make history, which appeared to be the theme of this year’s Wimbledon Championships.

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